Location: Griffin Hall 400
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Director: Yasue Kuwahara, Department of Communication
Available in both traditional and fully-online formats (see “Note” below for online option).
The minor in popular culture studies offers students an opportunity to explore their cultural environment by examining aspects of cultural artifacts and events and relating them to their specific interests. The program is designed to equip the student with tools to analyze the world from the standpoint of popular culture by introducing such concepts as cultural beliefs and values, icons, heroes, rituals, stereotypes, and popular art. The interdisciplinary program seeks to broaden the base of a student’s college education by using the courses of several disciplines to provide a wide, comprehensive approach to knowledge. In consultation with an advisor, students will identify a particular topic of concentration or theme and then select courses from a variety of course offerings. Students may not double count Communication Department courses toward the Popular Culture minor and other majors and minors in the Communication Department unless the course is required as the only option in the Popular Culture minor and other majors and minors in the Communication Department. Due to the unusual nature of the program, students interested in the minor must meet with the program director prior to declaring the minor in order to establish their individual programs.
Special graduation requirements: All majors and minors must earn a letter grade of C- or better and a 2.0 GPA in their major or minor courses.
♦ Indicates prerequisite.